misname

verb
mis·​name | \ ˌmis-ˈnām How to pronounce misname (audio) \
misnamed; misnaming; misnames

Definition of misname

transitive verb

: to name incorrectly : miscall

Examples of misname in a Sentence

They misnamed the airport when they called it “international.” Almost all the arriving and departing flights are local. The caption misnamed the person in the picture.
Recent Examples on the Web Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019 Perhaps more than other forms of work, domestic labor is often misnamed as love, duty, or some kind of irresistible biological calling. Constance Grady, Vox, "Reading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of misname

1537, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2019

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misname

verb
How to pronounce misname (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of misname

: to give (someone or something) a name that is not proper or appropriate
: to give or show an incorrect name for (someone or something)

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